BlackBerry Curve 9380 Heads for T-Mobile 3G Band; FCC Filing Reveals

November 25, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was only few days ago BlackBerry had announced the birth of a mutant in their Curve family.

The first all-touchscreen smartphone in the Curve family is at present known to the world as BlackBerry Curve 9380.

A new FCC filing has now virtually confirmed that this mutant would be reaching T-Mobile soon.

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 will support GSM bands 850 and 1900, and WCDMA bands II, IV and V.

Support for WCDMA band IV implies that it will support T-Mobile’s 3G band in the United States.

According to the FCC filing, the Blackberry Curve 9380 will come in two variants  – REA70UW and REB70UW. While the REA70UW will be a regular GSM version, the REB70UW would be the T-Mobile-friendly handset.

The device features a 3.2-inch HVGA (360 x 480 pixel) touchscreen and is powered by an 800MHz processor. The handset sports a 5 megapixel camera with flash and VGA video recording.

The device runs BlackBerry 7 OS and supports NFC. In addition, it also comes with pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps along with its Social Feeds app.

However, T- Mobile has not yet confirmed the impending arrival of the Curve 9380.

It is expected to be launched by the end of the current year. Let’s look forward to it. In the meantime, tell us if you do expect the device to be a must buy smartphone? May before deciding on that, you would want to run through the handset’s Safety and Product Information document here.

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